Shay Mitchell Shares the Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Treat Yourself and the Moms in Your Life
The Pretty Little Liars alum, BÉIS founder and mom of one shares her finds exclusively with PEOPLE
Shay Mitchell's Mother's Day Picks
This is the first Mother's Day the actress will be celebrating with a little one of her own — daughter Atlas, who was born in October. Despite the coronavirus pandemic impacting celebrations for many, Mitchell is still excited to soak in the emotions of the day.
"This time last year I was pregnant and imagining what Mother's Day would be like, and how we would honor the day," she tells PEOPLE. "Naturally, I never could have imagined that we would be sheltering at home, but we will make the most of it with breakfast in bed and all of the baby snuggles."
As a first-time mother, the star has plenty of gift ideas to share for new parents — including products she uses herself.
Hologram Counter Culture Coffee
“I don’t know how those moms who ‘don’t drink caffeine’ do it — bless them! I personally love receiving and giving coffee as a gift.”
Buy It! $15; counterculturecoffee.com
The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
“This book is literally my bible for relationships of all kinds. It’s perfect to read before bed.”
Buy It! $14, barnesandnoble.com
BÉIS The Everyday Backpack
"Since having Atlas I’ve really come to understand the need to be hands-free. Backpacks are great for making sure you have everything you and your kiddos need while also leaving your arms free to clean up messes, grab a snack or hold a little hand on a quarantine walk,” says the BEIS founder.
Buy It! $78, beistravel.com
Patrick Ta Major Glow Highlighting Mist
“I love this highlighting mist from Patrick Ta’s collection. It’s easy to apply whenever a mom needs some extra ‘oomph’ in her day!”
Buy It! $32, sephora.com
“We can all make small changes to improve the health of the planet, and reusable mugs are an easy adjustment.”
Buy It! $13 and up, keepcup.com
Havly The Classic Towel
“A quality linen just for mom. No seriously — there’s a colored loop so this towel cannot be mistaken for anyone else’s. There’s also a special weave for hands and face, and a portion of all sales supports special education initiatives.”
Buy It! $44, shophavly.com
Necessities for At-Home Matcha-Making
Etsy 'Mama' Necklace
“After Atlas arrived, I received some jewelry that is so sweet and special. There are tons of great options on Etsy!”
Buy It! $17, sndj.etsy.com
A Gift That Gives Back
During these hard times, gifters may want to help support other moms who are struggling, if they're able.
For those looking for a place to give, Mitchell suggests Alexandria House.
"This is an organization local to LA that I support and have been following for a while," says Mitchell. "They focus on offering a transitional living space for women with children fleeing from domestic abuse and instances of homelessness. Their office and the home recently caught on fire and they can certainly use some extra love this Mother’s Day.”
Donate at alexandriahouse.org.